Roker Park Conservation Area

Roker Park Conservation Area, Sunderland: Hours, Address, Roker Park Conservation Area Reviews: 4.5/5

Roker Park Conservation Area

Roker Park Conservation Area
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Daryl T
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK419 contributions
Definitely worth a visit.
May 2021
Roker Park is an area of greenery and recreation space located in the Roker Part of Sunderland around two miles from the City Centre of Sunderland. We often walk from the City Centre on foot to take in some of the different random pieces of artwork that line the route alongside the main road and it usually takes around 45 minutes to get to the beach which then leads onto the park. If you make your way to Roker Beach and walk towards to the nautical research pods (big round balls on wheels) located near the old lifeboat launching area (now graffitied over), you will approach the park from the left through a small entrance.

As you enter the park, you enter through a slightly shaded area before emerging into a large area of greenery with a Victorian bandstand on it. From this navigation point, you can choose to go to view the boating lake, look at the mini steam engines (that children can ride when operational), a large play area. There are toilets located within the park that are open dawn to dusk and there is usually either an ice cream van or a coffee van selling a selection of hot or cold drinks.

We love going after a long walk to the beach and walking around the pier by the lighthouse because it allows us to spend some meaningful time together without spending more than the cost of a cup of coffee.

It is great to see families out and about enjoying the sunshine and the heat as well as other couples such as my partner and I taking in the sights and sounds of the park.

Roke Park is an excellent example of some of the hidden gems of Sunderland and it is definitely worth going along for an hour (or two) with the kids (and potentially a picnic) if the weather allows for a safe, free and fun day.
Written June 17, 2021
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keithkw
Preston, UK132 contributions
Nice park
May 2021
Visited Roker Park Conservation Area whilst visiting Sunderland it is a lovely park to have a walk around also a nice area.
Written May 5, 2021
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thomas h
135 contributions
Lovely park
Nov 2020 • Family
I live coming to roker park there is plenty to do for the children, there is play areas and also a pond where there is ducks.

The park can also lead you down to roker beach which is also nice to walk along.
Written November 8, 2020
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busybeebees
Huddersfield, UK44 contributions
Brilliant
Sep 2020
a nice place to visit, plenty of space for the kids to be set free, grounds kept very clean, and we enjoyed our walk around
Written September 15, 2020
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,606 contributions
Across from the sea
Mar 2020 • Couples
A great park just across from the sea. Lovely walks and a very pretty bandstand. I’m sure the gardens will be even more colourful in the summer.
Written March 7, 2020
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Carol&Gerard
Washington, UK730 contributions
Nice park
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice park, well maintained. Walked into park from beach. Good play areas if you have kids with you. Quite hilly so be prepared. Bandstand looked good.
Written February 8, 2020
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Eggchaser1
4 contributions
Model railway and rides
Nov 2019
Must visit the model railway for a ride when the old blokes are there. Saturdays and Sundays during the high season, and when special events are on...
Written December 2, 2019
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beckrichard
Sunderland, UK48 contributions
Great walks
Nov 2019
This Victorian park now has an organisation called Friends of Roker Park which is doing well although still new. As with many parks it has its share of anti-social activities but the park is really nice. Refurbishment is also due and this should happen in the near future.
Written November 22, 2019
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Karenh20142014
Sunderland, UK18 contributions
What a mess
Jul 2019 • Family
I took my 3 grandchildren fishing at the pond in Roker park it was disgusting,there was bottles ,socks ,a school bag and general litter in the water,there was burnt bushes and gangs of youths just hanging around playing loud music and drinking,there was dog mess on the paths and around the boating lake,not an enjoyable visit,I have lived in the area most of my life,I certainly won't be taking them back 😡😡
Written July 2, 2019
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sandrac58
Sunderland, UK3,299 contributions
A walk in the park
May 2019 • Couples
This park is in need of work, the fences and gates look shabby. overgrown plants I many places. but it is also a lovely park situated just off the cliff tops at Roker. it has several access points and plenty of parking around the park. watch the grey squirrels running around. lovely lake in the centre with ducks. you can walk through the park then onto sea front. the park has two bowling greens. a bandstand. just nice to stroll around
Written May 28, 2019
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